These tasty treats, Easy Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Glaze have traditional cinnamon roll flavours in a delicious soft cookie. Perfectly crispy on the outside, this soft cinnamon roll cookie recipe is also a perfectly spiced cookie that is always a hit!
When you want a cinnamon flavored dessert, these easy cinnamon roll cookies are a great alternative to cinnamon rolls.
As soon as the air turns a bit cool we always start to crave pumpkin desserts or apple desserts and cinnamon recipes.
Best way to enjoy cinnamon roll cookies
Cinnamon Rolls Cookies are a perfect holiday cookie for a Christmas baking tray or for a yummy fall cookie treat!
This recipe for cinnamon roll cookies is one of the best cookies to enjoy with a glass of milk, hot chocolate or our favorite way with a cup of coffee.
These cinnamon treats usually disappear as fast as I bake them, often before even realizing that they are gone!
The kids really dove into them as they loved the cinnamon roll flavors in a cookie.
The only chance you have for hiding them away to enjoy later on is that they are a cookie that freezes very well.
These cookies require a bit more work with the rolling, chilling and rolling up the dough, but they are more than worth it!
Since photos can be deceiving, I will let you know that these cookies are only about three inches in diameter. The perfect three bite cookie.
Why you'll love this cookie recipe
- Cinnamon roll flavor in a delicious soft cookie
- Easy glaze adds to the texture and flavor of the rolled cookie
- Perfect three bite cinnamon cookie
- Terrific anytime of the year and perfect for Christmas cookies
Ingredients for cinnamon rolled cookies
This recipe uses simple ingredients that you can easily find in the grocery store and you may even have some in your pantry at home!
For a full list of ingredients and amounts needed for this recipe, see the recipe card at the bottom of this page.
- Butter - should be at room temperature for both the cookie dough and the cinnamon sugar filling
- Egg - should be at room temperature
- Brown sugar - I used light brown sugar in this recipe. You can also use dark brown sugar.
- Vanilla - recommend using pure vanilla extract for the best flavour enhancement.
- All-purpose flour
- Ground cinnamon
- Baking powder
Step by step instructions for making the best cinnamon roll cookies
You can find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this page. I've included a few visuals and tips to help you along the way as you make these delicious cookies!
Start this recipe by mixing up the dough. You can use a hand mixer, stand mixer and you could even mix it by hand, if you were up for the arm workout!
Beat butter and brown sugar tougher until light and fluffy.
Next, add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
In a separate, small mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, cinnamon, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Stir until well combined.
Gradually, add the flour mixture to the creamed butter.
Divide the dough in half and shape into discs. Wrap each one separately in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
After the dough has chilled, remove it from the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
Between two sheets of waxed paper, roll out each disc, one at a time to a 12x10-inch rectangle. Don't worry about perfect. You can trim it a little to square it up if needed.
Make the cinnamon sugar filling by combining the brown sugar, butter and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Spread half of the mixture onto the rectangular piece of dough and spread out right to the edges.
Starting at the long side, roll up the dough. When you first start to roll, press down lightly to pinch it into place. This will make it nice and tight in the middle.
Continue to roll up the dough. Wrap the log in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Repeat with second disc and wrap that log in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Cut rolled logs into ¼-inch thick slices and place cut side down on parchment paper-lined or greased baking sheets. Place the cookies one inch apart.
Bake, one sheet at a time, in 375°F oven for 9 to 10 minutes. The bottoms and edges will be lightly browned.
Cool on wire racks.
For the glaze: Combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together in small mixing bowl. You can either drizzle the glaze over top with a fork, or place in piping bag and cut a small piece from the end and pipe over top of each cookie.
Variations for cinnamon cookies recipe
You can enjoy these cookies without the glaze but we feel the glaze really adds to the texture and flavor of these cinnamon spice cookie.
Adding some maple syrup to the glace mixture above to enjoy a maple glazed cinnamon roll cookies or maple iced cinnamon cookies.
You can also make cinnamon roll sugar cookies recipe as another great variation to enjoy.
Top tips for making the best recipe for cinnamon roll cookies
- Use room temperature butter and eggs for much better baking results
- Pure vanilla extract is better to use for better tasting cookies
- Measuring the flour properly is very important in baking cookies, use a spoon to scoop the flour into the measuring cup and levelling off with a knife
- Divide the dough in half and shape into discs. Wrap each one separately in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour
- You can use a fork or piping bag to ice the cookies
How to store cinnamon bun cookies recipe?
Parchment paper is great to use to separate the cookie layers preventing them from sticking together. Use an airtight container to store for 3 to 5 days or in the fridge for 7 days.
Can I freeze these easy cinnamon rolled cookies?
You sure can! These cookies freeze very well using a freezer-safe container for 2 - 3 months, between layers of parchment paper.
Thaw in the fridge or at room temperature before serving with your favorite coffee.